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Whoopi Goldberg Wants Disney to Bring Back ‘Song of the South’

Song of the South and Whoopi Goldberg

Splash Mountain is gone, and with it, the last remaining piece of Disney’s Song of the South (1946) in pop culture. Amid cries for its removal, many others fought for its survival. The arguments were intense on both sides. Pro-removal advocates argued that the film had racist undertones and should not be celebrated. Pro-Splash Mountain advocates argued the ride itself ...

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Disney Legend Deceased at 21 – The Story You Don’t Know

Michael Banks: Disney Legend Matthew Garber, Death at 21

Working within The Walt Disney Company has often been equated to feeling like family. That kinship and admiration can extend past just colleagues into the camaraderie of an audience impacted by certain projects. Once someone is involved in a hit-turned-classic element of any Walt Disney Company project, they become somewhat of a Disney legend. But some elite few become actual ...

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Remembering Alex Stromski- A True Disney Legend

Alex Stromski

Disney Cast Members are a truly special bunch. Every so often, though, one stands out above the crowd. Alex Stromski is one of those people. His career was remarkable, as was his love for those around him. Enlisting in the Navy at the end of WWII,  Stromski was no stranger to hard work. The Navy became his career. He even ...

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Disney Legend, Ruthie Tompson Passes Away at Age 111

Today we are learning the sad news that Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson has passed away at 111 years old. Ruthie dedicated nearly 40 years to The Walt Disney Company and worked on virtually every Disney animated feature from Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs up through The Rescuers, then retired in 1975. Ruthie celebrated her 111th birthday on July ...

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